I treat your fur babies like mine!

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Karissa K.

5 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Karissa's Resident Pets

Australian Shepherd
5 yr 2 mo old
Labrador Retriever
5 yr 4 mo old

Karissa's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Karissa

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
RIP Gilbert 23. "You can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals".

I'm a self-professed dog fanatic (okay, okay, some may call me a crazy dog lady) who absolutely adores anything and everything to do with those cute four legged fur babies. Nothing makes me happier than doing that I do on a daily basis; taking excellent care of your babies while you're away and making sure they're safe.

When your pup stays with me they aren't just guests, they're part of our pack in every way! From the second they walk through our door until they go back home to their families they are given the same love/affection as my own dogs get and are involved in all of the same activities. They truly become a part of our family and most don't want to leave when mom&dad come to take them home from their new doggie play land.

In my home, safety always comes first, which means:
*Front door is baby-gated to prevent sneaky pups from getting out.
*All entry/exit ways are always secured.
*Visiting pups are always kept within eye-sight.
*Dogs from different packs are separated if I am not home.
*Playtime with toys and feeding times are always monitored closely.

Things that make me an exceptional sitter:

---I'm a confident pack leader who has experience with all breeds.
---I treat every pet how I would treat my own.
---I have experience in an animal clinic & am educated in basic animal care,
including how to handle emergency situations.
--I absolutely love dogs and believe they vibe off of that.
--I make sure daily exercise/playtime is a part of our household routine.
--We also have a nice grassy backyard A.K.A. awesome doggie playground!

My Sitting Style:
I'm very patient, laid back, loving, and above all, nurturing.
It's 100% about your dog being happy and comfortable. That's it.
(Don't worry, I don't let anyone fight, run amok or eat furniture).

That means:
If they want to sleep on my bed, go for it. (We have a King Size for a reason)
If they want to sit outside in the grass for hours, they're welcome to.
If they're a sweet senior who just wants to cuddle, I'm all about it.
If they're an energetic puppy who wants to play fetch for an hour, woohoo!
It's really all about what makes your baby happy!

NEW SERVICE ALSO AVAILABLE from Fall to Mid-Spring::: PICK UP from your home, 1 hour rigorous HIKE at South Mountain and DROP OFF back at your home for $30. This is especially good for those energetic dogs out there!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Karissa K.

5 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karissa's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$70 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Karissa's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$16 /visit
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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5 Reviews
Karissa was wonderful and our little ones had a great time.
Karissa was wonderful to work with and was great with our sweet dog. She was very accommodating when our flight was delayed a day and we needed to extend the DogVacay by 1 day. We will definitely be using her again.
The gang seems to do very well with Karissa and company. This time, I had to tack an extra day onto the stay because of travel issues and Karissa was great and very accommodating about it.
I highly recommend Karissa. Her love for dogs shines bright. My dogs were treated like family.
I highly recommend Karissa. She loves dogs and is comfortable & relaxed with lots of dog activity. At our Meet & Greet, I was convinced she would be a good fit for our Bella, and I wasn't disappointed.

Bella spent the weekend with Karissa and her dog pack and came home happy & tired. Karissa was great with communicating how Bella was eating, playing, and hanging out. We received lots of updates and photos, which put us at ease since it was Bella's first stay with Karissa. At one point we counted 5 dogs in the group shot and Bella was smiling. We've already booked Karissa for another getaway.
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